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The Importance of Routine Eye Exams

Optometrist performing Dilated Retinal Exam

There are various different risk factors for eye problems, so it is important to have your eyes checked regularly. Children should have their eyes checked at six months of age, three years of age, and before the beginning of first grade. Adults should see an eye doctor biannually until age 60, at which point they should go annually.

Eye exams are crucial for detecting conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. If you have a family history of vision problems, you may be able to catch the issue before symptoms develop. During a routine eye exam, your eye doctor will test your eye muscle movement, your visual acuity, and the way your pupils react to light. These tests can help to ensure that you retain your eyesight as well as your general eye health throughout your life.

If you are overdue for an eye exam, call Dr. Mark Hornfeld in NYC at (646) 681-3100. Dr. Hornfeld and his team of vision professionals provide a range of ophthalmology services, including cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, LASIK surgery, and lens implants.